Located in a 100-year-old jewelry store, Sapphire exudes elegance and class. With an extensive liquor selection, over 20 national and international wines, and beer to choose from, you can certainly quench your thirst at this jewel of a bar. Sapphire's food menu is equally impressive, with items like truffle fries and shrimp ceviche constantly drawing in crowds. The interior thrums with energy, and the trendy decor will appeal to you just as much as the food. Gather with a group of friends, or unwind with family at this wonderful establishment which has something for everyone!
The Old Mill Restaurant serves up delicious Southern comfort food in a beautiful setting. Tuck into a delicious southern BBQ plate while looking out over the meandering Pigeon River. The restaurant also offers great views of the old mill for which the restaurant is named; diners can watch the mill's waterwheel turn as they enjoy a hearty meal. The restaurant is particularly loved for its huge breakfasts, which include fluffy bisquits, grits and gravy, and some finger-lickin' good sausages.
Smoky Mountain Brewery is a brewpub that offers up great beer alongside delicious meals. The kitchen cooks up tasty appetizers, giant sandwiches and burgers, and some perfectly crusty hand-tossed pizzas. And this is to say nothing of the beer. The brewery puts out lovingly crafted microbrews in small batches, ensuring that every beer is packed with flavor, from their Cherokee Red Ale - a slightly fruity Amber - to their refreshing Moutain Light lager.
At Mama's Farmhouse, no one will be going home hungry. The restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat menu served family style, with particular items served on certain days, such as their fried chicken or chicken-fried steak. In addition to these main items, groups will receive soup or a salad, biscuits, and five sides that can be chosen from a long list that includes mac n' cheese, sweet potato casserole and fried okra. As an added bonus, kids five years and younger eat for free.
If some of your favorite things include pizza, beer, and listening to great music, you have to check out Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria. Located in Knoxville's historic Old City, the restaurant-bar has a whopping 96 beers on top and a bunch more in bottles, meaning that beer-lovers are sure to find something they love. Aside from pizza, the restaurant also serves up wraps, sandwiches, and a bunch of appetizers. Live bands take the stage almost every night, so be sure to check out Barley's when you are in the Knoxville area.
This local hot spot has everything you need: great food, a big beer selection, and some genuinely awesome bartenders. The Urban Bar & Corner Cafe offers up mainstays like wings and burgers, along with sandwiches, salads, and plenty of appetizers. Feature drinks include specialities like a pineapple upside down cake martini, along with wine and beer. Non-smokers should keep in mind that the bar allows smoking indoors.
A warm and rustic decor welcomes you at Stock and Barrel, a burger restaurant that serves locally sourced loaded burgers and delicious bourbons. On entering the restaurant you'll see a beautiful setting accentuated with transparent glass lamps hanging from the ceiling, an attractively laid out wall stocked with a wide range of bourbons, wooden furnishings and bricked walls. The menu is extensive and serves salads, appetizers and of course- burgers. Loyal patrons swear by their fillings and the crispy French Fries. Wash it down with a craft beer or one of their classic bourbon. They also serve cocktails and wines. Save some space for the dessert and indulge in their Bourbon Peanut Butter Pie.
Situated on the corner of Union Avenue and Walnut Street, J.C. Holdway is a popular establishment serving American dishes along with a wide range of cocktails, whiskeys, bourbons, wines, and beer. This is the place to be if you wish to experience the best of local gastronomy in a cozy and relaxed setting while in the city. This restaurant features two storeys of dining space furnished with plush sofas, wooden flooring and fancy lights that are bustling with patrons from across the city on all days. Although the kitchen remains closed on Mondays, the bar stays open seven days a week from 5p until close.
Sourcing ingredients from local farms and serving farm fresh delicacies, the Oliver Royale offers contemporary and traditional American cuisine. Combining modern and industrial, rustic decor with all white walls and black seating, the restaurant has a warm yet elegant touch to it. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, the menu comprises of staples like soups and salads while some of the dishes have been inspired by Italian and French culinary practices. Sous Vide Blue Shrimp & Avocado and Fettucine Bolognese are some of the dishes that are influenced by European cuisine. Choose from their extensive wine list or try one of their craft cocktails from the drinks menu. You can also relish the delectable desserts from lemon blueberry cheesecake to spring short cake. Tie your experience with a neat bow and take home a box of homemade macarons from Oliver Royale!
Opened as a french bistro, The Tomato Head later developed into an eating joint specializing in incredible pizzas, sandwiches, salads and other foods prepared with the freshest ingredients available. The restaurant gradually blossomed into a cultural hub and it now is the venue for poetry readings, performance art, and monthly shows that give center stage to local artists. The restaurant offers a variety of pizzas with an array of toppings to the customers. It even caters to the more conscious customer, serving pizzas made with organic tofu and soy cheese. Customers can even make their own pizzas or calzones, thus choosing only that which they like or want. Besides pizza, the restaurant also serves sandwiches, burritos and quesadillas, all made with fresh ingredients. There is also a kids menu that caters to the palettes of the younger customers.
Cafe 4 is a place that offers that comfy, artsy atmosphere to all who want to just sit at a cafe, drink a cup of brilliant coffee and indulge in a conversation, or read that long pending book, or just surf the internet, courtesy the complimentary WiFi. This restaurant/cafe offers a host of 'comfort' foods that give that much-required boost at the end of a hard day's work. The food offered by the Cafe 4 ranges from simple breakfast options to a heavy meal for lunch or dinner. Customers can enjoy some good old cereals or butterscotch and pumpkin pancakes, or the Cafe 4 special for breakfast; for lunch and dinner customers can enjoy salads, sandwiches, gourmet French cuisine or steak, among other things; and as the final act, customers can indulge in some well thought out deserts, like Strawberry Shortcake, Key Lime Tart or Fresh Berry Cobbler. As an accompaniment to a meal, customers can relish excellent wine or cherish the taste, or after-taste, of great beer. The restaurant/cafe also offers weekly specials that include discounted rates on drinks and food, and monthly specials, which include performances by budding Knoxville artists, a Celebrity Chef night and even Piano Bar and Wine Tasting.